Custom Scenario: Into Fangorn Released!
After several weeks of creation, play-testing, and revision, Into Fangorn is done and ready to hit your table! If you are considering whether or not to try out this custom scenario, you can check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the preview. There were a few graphical complications due to creating this on a Mac, but I didn’t want to let that prevent its release. So, for instance, you will see that I used the Passage to Mirkwood icon to represent this set instead of a custom icon. However, that is just a stand-in icon, the encounter deck stands alone and doesn’t include or need any other encounter sets. I am considering releasing a revised version in the future to fix some of these small issues, but will also include any feedback I get from players. I want to note that none of the artwork is mine, and I claim no rights or credit for the incredible art that is part of this set. I did my best to include artist names on every card, although there were a few that I could not find. If any artist would like their work not to be included as part of this scenario, I will remove it.
A few pieces of advice to help you keep track of some of the new mechanics that are part of Into Fangorn:
- Amroth has a poison that affects characters he is able to damage. I would recommend putting a progress token on characters who are poisoned to keep track of this.
- Grasping Branches locks down characters who defend against it, preventing them from doing anything (questing, attacking/defending against other enemies) on future turns other than defending against that same copy of GB. I like to put the Grasping Branches on top of or adjacent to the character that defended against it to remind me that they are locked down.
With those notes out of the way, it’s time to play. There are two ways to experience Into Fangorn. You can go traditional and download the card files. Then you can print out the cards, preferably on some card stock, cut them up, and enjoy the scenario that way. Here’s the link:
Alternatively, for those who like to play digitally or don’t want to hassle with printing, I put this quest into OCTGN format. Here is the link to download:
Into Fangorn OCTGN Set (Download and install this first)
Into Fangorn OCTGN Encounter Deck (Load this deck once you have set up a game)
I hope you enjoy, readers. I would love any feedback on difficulty and play experiences, or if you have any questions.